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To Support SFFA’s Lawsuit against Harvard, Please Co-sign Amicus Brief

By Asian American for Education

As an important ally in defending the equal education rights of Asian American children, Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) has invested remarkable financial resources and assembled a top-notch team to litigate Harvard University, since November 2014.

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Yuchen Cui Wins Miss International Fashion Travel Pageant Boston

Photos by Olivia Bornstein, bostonese.com

Boston, July 10, 2018, — Miss International Fashion Travel Pageant Boston regional final was held at the Empire Garden Restaurant in Boston Chinatown on July 7. Ten contestants showed their wisdom and beauty to nearly 500 guests in the Qipao, swimsuit and self-introduction, talent show, and Q&A in evening gowns during the contest.

Gary Yu congratulates winner Yuchen Cui(photo credit: Olivia Bornstein).
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One-Month Countdown to The 3rd N. A. Chinese Directors Short Film Tour!

One last month to submit your short films to The 3rd North America Chinese Directors Short Film Tour! Initiated by EnMaze Pictures and co-presented by Blueberry Pictures, North America Chinese Directors Short Film Tour is the platform for overseas Chinese film students to begin their career in the flourishing film industries across the Pacific. This year’s Short Film Tour is estimated to attract over 2000 audiences with a combination of events, including screenings, Q&A sessions, press conferences and interaction sessions with filmmakers and industry specialists in major cities in the US and China.


The 3rd Short Film Tour will focus on broadening, diversifying, and expanding the platform to provide more opportunities for filmmakers. Short Film Tour will premiere at CAA’s headquarter in Los Angeles and tour in major US and Chinese cities, providing marketing opportunities, including coverage by US mainstream media, press conferences, industry fairs, and VC conferences. This year, the Tour will also establish strategic partnership with top platforms and streaming sites to provide a professional development hub for filmmakers.

The Story Behind Your Short Film Tour

Five years ago, being Chinese film students in the US themselves, founders of EnMaze Pictures realized the enormous potential of a community and the common dilemma they’re facing: in the past ten years, film schools in North America that have trained the backbones of today’s Hollywood also cultivated a generation of Chinese student equipped with strong professional skills. However, unlike their fellow American schoolmates who often find paths in Hollywood industry, Chinese film student often have difficulty beginning their career in the film due to their in-between status as an oversea student away from home. This distance limits the change of young filmmakers to exhibit their talents and it is also a great loss for Chinese film industry that is in need of talents who can create universal contents.

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Based on this vision, EnMaze Pictures founded North America Chinese Directors Short Film Tour in 2014 with the goal to scout talented filmmakers and to support them with a warm community. The Tour has travelled far and beyond, helping filmmakers start new adventures in LA, Chicago, NY, Boston, San Francisco, DC, Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Chongqing and Xi’an. Through various events in major US and Chinese cities, Short Film Tour has been supporting young filmmakers to jumpstart their careers.

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The first two Tours received over 600 submissions with a stellar jury team consisting of scholars and industry experts, including Dai Jinhua, Peggy Chiao, Terence Chang Chia-Chen, Wuershan, Mabel Cheung, Jeffrey Sharp, Hardy Justice, etc.

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Attendees for the past two Short Film Tours have made incredible achievements in the US and in China. Their projects have been selected by critically acclaimed film festivals as well as global online platforms to showcase their films to audience around the world.

Zao Wang (The Precipice Game, signed by UTA)
Sky Wang (Lost in Apocalypse, signed by CAA)
Dennis Liu (Raising Dion, ordered by Netflix)
Zhao Quan (End of Summer, Audience Award at 22nd BIFF)
Johnny Ma (Old Stone, Best Canadian First Feature Film at 41st TIFF)

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After four years, Short Film Tour has successfully drawn a newly emerging power together to build a community of Chinese filmmakers in the US, creating a creative hub where overseas Chinese film students could communicate and learn from each other.

The 3rd North America Chinese Directors Short Film Tour is now open for submissions. Please visit https://www.shortfilmtour.org/ for more information.
Submit your films before the Aug 1 deadline!

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Interview with Michelle Wu on Boston City Council’s Short-term Rental Ordinance

By Olivia Bornstein, bostonese.com

Boston, June 20, 2018, — There will soon be new rules surrounding nightly rentals in Boston. You might have heard this on radio as Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu spoke about her support for these new rules on local radio stations.

On June 13, the Boston City Council voted 11 to 2 to approve a new ordinance, regulating corporate home-sharing platforms such as Airbnb.com. Mayor Walsh signed the bill two days later. On January 1st, 2019, the bill will be put into practice, effectively limiting short-term rentals to owner-occupants of the properties.

Senator Elizabeth Warren introduces Boston City Council President Michelle Wu (Jan. 2016 file photo).
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Mayor Walsh Appointed to Leadership Position with USCM

Boston, June 11, 2018, — Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced he has been appointed to be a member of the Board of Trustees, the top tier of leadership positions within the US Conference of Mayors, which is currently hosting its 86th annual meeting in Boston. The Trustees guide the organization’s work for the coming year, from connecting mayors to share ideas and tackle common challenges, setting a robust policy agenda at the national level, and elevating mayors’ voices on issues that face cities every day.

Mayor Walsh (middle) with two attendees of USCM pose for a picture.
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Meet Mr. Hung Goon, The New President of Boston Chinatown Lions Club

By Olivia Bornstein, bostonese.com

Boston, April 11, 2018 — The Boston Chinatown Lions Club held its annual “Installation of Officers Dinner” on the evening of June 8. In the heart of Chinatown, at the Empire Garden Restaurant, about 150 members and guests of the Lions Club met to swear in new members, dedicate a new staff of leadership positions and celebrate yet another year of continued humanitarian efforts.

President Goon (4th from right, front row) and members of the Chinatown Lion’s Club pose for a picture.
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WuXi Biologics Invests $60 Million to Establish a Production Facility in Worcester, MA

WORCESTER, MA and SHANGHAI, June 11, 2018 – WuXi Biologics (2269.HK), a leading global open-access biologics technology platform company offering end-to-end solutions for biologics discovery, development and manufacturing, today announced that it is to invest $60 million and hire approximately 150 employees to establish a state-of-the-art biologics clinical and commercial manufacturing facility in Worcester, Massachusetts in the United States. The facility will be WuXi Biologics’ 11th global drug substance manufacturing facility (MFG11).

Lt. Governor Polito (2nd from right, front row) at signing ceremony.
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Pictures and Video from Ballroom Dancing Party Presented by David Ho, Peter Chen and New Star Art School

Photos by Eric Zhang

Quincy, Mass., May 31, 2018, The Ballroom Dancing Party Presented by David Ho, Peter Chen and New Star Art School was held at China Pearl Restaurant in Quincy on May 20. Over 300 guests, including representatives from many different dance groups, attended this wonderful fest of beautiful performances and delicious food.

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You Are Invited! Chinese American Experiences Mass. Memories Road Show

By Chinese Historical Society of New England

Boston, May 30, 2018, — Welcome to the Chinese American Experiences Mass. Memories Road Show on June 2 at Pao Arts Center in Boston Chinatown. This May, Chinese Historical Society of New England (CHSNE) is celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Preservation Month, and we are pleased to collaborate with the Archives & Special Collections Department at UMASS Boston to empower community members to become local preservationists.

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Keep History Alive! Sing Tao Chinese Radio and PBS to Air Programs on Chinese Exclusion Act

Boston, May 24, 2018, — Chinese History Society of New England (CHSNE) announced upcoming broadcasts on the history of Chinese Exclusion Act today. These programs will put a fitting end to the Asian Pacific Heritage Month.

Chinese immigrant detention center on Angel Island in early 1900s.
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China & India Enhance Mutual Trust at Wuhan Summit

President Xi Jinping exchanges views with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on China-India relations and international and regional issues of common concern while walking alongside the East Lake in Wuhan, Central China’s Hubei province, April 28, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua’s Weibo account]





WUHAN — President Xi Jinping has said that mutual trust is the basis for the stable development of Sino-Indian relations.
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Winners of the 27th Annual US National Chinese Brush Painting and Calligraphy Competition

Boston, April 25, 2018, A total of 52 pieces of Chinese Brush Painting and Calligraphy were chosen as winners from a total of 195 entries (Brush Painting 148, Calligraphy 47). They were submitted by 16 different Chinese Schools, arts studios, and individuals from four states (CA, CT, MA, NJ). The images of the 52 winners’ art works will be posted on Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts’ website at: www.ChinesePerformingArts.net around June 10, 2018.

Judges of the competition pose for a picture.
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The Moy Family Honored at A Taste of Ginger

By John Tsou, bostonese.com photographer

Boston, April 12, 2018, A Taste of Ginger was held on April 9 at Museum of Fine Art with about 300 guests attending. It’s one of Boston’s largest food events of the year benefiting Joslin Diabetes Center’s Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI). The Moy family, including Ricky Moy, Brian Moy and Patty Moy, were honored at the event for their generous support.

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Two Seniors Raised $2098 for Cary Memorial Library

By Xinming Li, bostonese.com

April 3, 2018, — Two senior artists Mr. Junyu Cheng and Ms. Jinyuan Dong recently held a Chinese calligraphy and painting exhibition at Cary Memorial Library in Lexington. A total of $698 in total proceeds from the exhibition was donated to the library. With the 1:1 match by two anonymous donors, each donating $700, a total of $2098 has been raised for the Cary Memorial Library Foundation (CMLF).

Mr. Junyu Cheng explained his Chinese calligraphy to visitors (photos by Dongxu Shan).
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Videos from Chinatown Business Association Year of Dog Banquet

Boston, March 29, 2018, — Chinatown Business Association (CBA) held its first Chinese New Year banquet last night at Empire Garden restaurant in Boston Chinatown. Mayor Walsh and many other distinguished guests were among over 400 attendees to celebrate the success and contributions of businesses in Boston Chinatown.

Board members of Chinatown Business Association.
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